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with Beverley and Alex

Alex in a Panic
I received a phone call at work today around 10am. Alex called in a bit of a panic because the color they were putting on the house was orange. He didn't think I would go for it and wanted me to come home to take a look.

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I must admit I took one look at the photo above and my mouth dropped to the floor. I asked Alex to stop the painting until I got home but the workers continued on saying not to worry, it would appear darker after the 2nd coat and when it had dried properly.

I came home and drove up the drive-way to find this.
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I was in utter shock. I was sure this wasn't the color I had chosen. The workers continued working while Alex and I paced the patio. We couldn't do much - it would be too expensive to change our minds (we had already changed our minds once going from a wishy-washy grey to terra cotta because I wanted to be bold and different from all the neighbors). After a deep breath and another cup of coffee (too early in the day to have a shot of whiskey which is what I really wanted) we decided to go with it.

These are taken from the street
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We are thrilled with the finished look. The house really stands out on the street and it has a nice warm look to it. We could design the front yard to give it a Mediterranean or Southwest look. Can't wait to get started on that.
Posted by Beverley on Wed Oct 10, 2007
Categories: Home Repairs

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